What I'm Working On - Framing Art
Framing art is an art in itself. Done well, it can make or break any piece, whether it's worth pennies or millions. When designing a home, I always factor in where the art will be placed from the electrical layout, colour of the walls to where the room's focal point will be. It's imperative to add art to your home to give it personality. Original art is worth the investment in my opinion, which doesn't have to be expensive. But, even a good print or a drawing your child brought home from school can look amazing when framed and matted properly. Here are some examples of art we had framed for projects. Some are valuable, some affordable…all beautiful.
This is a dramatic little painting. Small but mighty.Keeping it classic with a gold frame and linen matting.We framed these similar prints to look "old and inherited". Mixing different styles of black frames in this gallery wall keeps it interesting yet controlled, so to not overwhelm the fine ink drawings.We left the 60's frame on this original Joseph Plaskett painting to maintain the value.The frame on this Matisse piece is intentionally delicate. The subtle gold detail looks beautiful with the other gold pieces in the room.
I love how each raised box on this work is its own piece of original art. The orange background gives it a pop-art feel, which is fun.